How to Draw A Sun And Moon with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy drawing tutorial for beginners and kids.
Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below
You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below
In this sun and moon tutorial, we’ll start with two circles. When it comes to drawing circles, you may not be able to draw a perfect circle yourself, but luckily there are some tools you can use to make drawing it yourself easier.
The best you can use are drawing compasses, and they are great because they are inexpensive to buy and making circles with pens or pencils so easy!
If you have a compass, hold a pen or pencil on it and use the pointed end to draw a circle outside.
You can make it as big or small as you want, but just leave some space on the outer edges for the extensions, which we’ll draw later. Then use your compass to draw another circle within the first one and it should be pretty close to the outline.
If you don’t have a compass, do your best to draw it freehand or trace around some circular object. However you do it, now you’re ready for step 2!
Step 2 – Next, draw some ray extensions sticking out of the sun
For the second step of how to draw the sun and moon, you will find it much easier if you have a ruler on hand, as you will be adding a lot of lines on it.
For this part, we will draw many pointed shapes on the sun.
There will be equal space between the sun’s rays, as we’ll be drawing more shapes between them in one of the upcoming steps.
Do your best to space these spikes as they appear in the reference image and if you can keep the spacing between them even then that will be perfect!
Step 3 – Now draw some more shapes between the spikes
Now that you’ve added the spikes to the picture, we’ll add some wavy shapes between them in this step of the sun and moon tutorial. Simply use some wavy lines to create some curved shapes that end in sharp points.
Once you’ve drawn them as they appear in our reference image, we’ll add some detail to them.
Use your ruler to add a line to the center of each straight spike, then freehand to add a line to the center of each wavy shape.
Step 4 – Next, eyeliner and eyebrows
Your sketch of the sun and moon is done, so now let’s add some face details to the picture.
We’ll start with the eyes, which you can draw with two circles with points on each side.
Then draw a circle inside the eye with a black dot inside each eye. Then, once you’ve drawn the eyes, you can add some brows above them.
To draw them, we’ll use some long, thin shapes that are rounded on the inside edge. Then we just have some final details to add in the next step before you can color your picture!
Step 5 – Now, finish your drawing of the sun and moon
Before adding some color to your image, we will perfect the face in this step of the sun and moon tutorial.
This will also be where we end up with the effect of the half sun and half moon. First, draw a curved line going down from the top of the sun, and then it protrudes into the nose.
Then, continue to line from the bottom of the nose to the end of the face. Finally, you can draw a smiley mouth that will appear in both the sun and the moon.
With the details drawn, you’ve completed all the steps in this tutorial! However, you don’t need to proceed yet as you can also draw some background elements or additional details.
Now that you’ve finished the drawing, there’s a lot you can do to get creative with it. We can’t wait to see what you choose to do to put your own gyro in the picture.
Step 6 – Complete your sun and moon drawing with some colors
This is the final step of your sun and moon painting, and for this step you will finish with some amazing colors!
The color is what will actually finish off the effect of the painting, and in our reference image we used some pretty nice blues and yellows. Blue represents the colder side of the moon with a nice and warm yellow for the sun.
You can choose these colors or try some variations of them, but you can also use some of your own unique colors! What colors, art tools and media will you use to bring this drawing to life?